SAP DB / MaxDB Cons Program Arbitrary Command Execution

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4337


The remote database service allows execution of arbitrary commands.


The version of SAP DB / MaxDB installed on the remote host fails to sanitize user-supplied input to the 'show' and 'exec_sdbinfo' commands before passing it to a 'system()' call. An unauthenticated remote attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary commands on the affected host subject to the privileges under which the service operates, which under Windows is SYSTEM.


No solution is known at this time.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4337

File Name: 4337.prm

Family: Database

Published: 2008/01/11

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 4336

Nessus ID: 29924

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0244

BID: 27206

OSVDB: 40210